The Spring 2003 Stamp & Collectibles Auction 2003-03-12 Auction - 272 Price Results - Aurora in CA - Page 12
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187: 1930-2001, Balance of Collection A massi90: 1868, 3c Red A mint single on THICK SOFT110: 1868, 3c Bright Red mint single on LAID
Bell Canyon, CA, United States
Auction Details

The Spring 2003 Stamp & Collectibles Auction

One of the Finest Canadian Stamp Collections

to be Auctioned in Decades

Aurora Galleries International of Bell Canyon, California is proud to announce
the inclusion of “An Engineer’s Collection”, a major mint
Canadian stamp collection in our March 12th Auction. This collection consists
of mainly mint singles (there are only about 30 used stamps included) in mostly
VF condition with gum. It would appear as if only two major stamps are omitted
from this collection (the 2c laid paper (Scott No. 32) and the 1c on 2/3 of
3c Port Hood Provisional (Scott No. 88C). The collection also includes back
of the book issues (Airs, War Tax, Officials, etc) as well as classic booklet

Highlight of the collection is the fabled 1851, 12p black in unused condition
(Scott No. 3, cat. $80,000) with full four margins and rich color (horizontal
crease). Another key issue is a mint pair of the 1c on 1/3 on 3c, Port Hood
Provisional (Scott No. 88B) with part OG and signed Stanley Gibbons and Peter
Holcombe, Ex. Ferrari and Dale Liechtenstein (unpriced as mint in Scott).

Of particular importance are the inclusion in the collection of virtually every
shade, paper (no imperfs) and perf variety in the Large and Small Queen issues
to say nothing of the other classic issues. Included are virtually all of the
perf 11-1/2x12 varieties, the paper varieties (i.e. the 3c red, Unitrade No.
25iii on white blotter paper, cat. C$7,500), the watermark varieties (i.e. the
15c gray, mint, OG, one of two known, Scott No. 30d, cat. $9,000) as well as
the shade and color varieties. Virtually all of the key stamps have one or more
Canadian or US certificates and virtually all issues are defect free.

This collection will be offered in about 150 individual lots (and includes
a mint Canada collection balance, virtually complete from Scott No. 160 to date,
estimated at $10/15,000) as part of Aurora’s regularly scheduled March
12th stamp Auction. Other material included in the sale (an additional 150 lots)
includes complete mint collections of San Marino and Vatican, large Russian
cover lots (one man’s collection) and exceptional complete unexploded
US booklets (from the 1930s to date). Let the fun begin.

Lot Number: Lowest
Frank Hawker Crafton Silver Plated Tray: Frank Hawker, Ltd. Crafton Silver Plated Serving Tray. This lovely serving tray (12" diameter) has a fluted edge and is inscribed with feather flourishes. Made in England. Attractive.
0265: Frank Hawker Crafton Silver Plated TrayEst. $75-$100
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Simpson-Hall-Miller Silver-Plate Creamer: Simpson-Hall-Miller & Co. Silver Plated Creamer. Beautiful silver plated footed creamer (7.75" tall and 4" wide). Victorian design with a female face on the handle and each of the legs and engraved
0266: Simpson-Hall-Miller Silver-Plate CreamerEst. $150-$250
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Poole Expandable Silver Plated Trivet: Poole Expandable Silver Plated Trivet. Striking and unique expandable footed trivet. Beautifully etched and designed on the surface. Bottom is inscribed "E.P.C., Poole Silver Co., Taunton Mass,
0267: Poole Expandable Silver Plated TrivetEst. $50-$75
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Wallace Silver Plated Footed Trivet: Wallace Silver Plated Footed Trivet. This beautiful trivet (8.5" long, 6.25" wide) features elegant cut-work and is inscribed on the bottom "Wallace 7310". Just what you need for your next dinner
0268: Wallace Silver Plated Footed TrivetEst. $50-$75
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Bone Handled Fish Knife & Fork Set: Bone Handled Fish Knife and Fork Serving Pieces. Antique fish knife and fork serving piece set, with bone handles, in its original midnight blue velvet/satin lined fitted case. The knife is 14" long,
0269: Bone Handled Fish Knife & Fork SetEst. $150-$200
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Sussex Co. Sterling Silver Carving Set: Sussex Company Sterling Silver Carving Knife and Fork Set. This lovely set comes in its original purple velvet/satin lined fitted leather case. The knife is 11" long, the fork is 8.5" long and the
0270: Sussex Co. Sterling Silver Carving SetEst. $300-$400
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14K Gold Accutron Men's Watches: Three 14K Accutron Men's Gold Wristwatches. These three 14K gold watches are in excellent condition. The first watch has a white face with Arabic numerals, a red second hand, a 14K gold band and the
0271: 14K Gold Accutron Men's WatchesEst. $1,800-$2,000
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Pair of Bronze Statues w/ Glass Bowls: Matched Pair of Bronze Statues Holding Cut Glass Bowls, Mounted on Wood Bases. These elegant bronze statures of women clad in a classical style (each is 17" in overall height and 8.5" wide at the
0272: Pair of Bronze Statues w/ Glass BowlsEst. $1,000-$1,250
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